Yeah yeah , I know what a bunch of sissies , but immediately ohio was called tears just started . We came so close to have the little rights we have now rolled back .
At least know gay teens all over american and world can find solace in the fact that the most powerful man on earth doesn't think they are less than equal because of who they are
Typo correction *America* not american
No, because I kept calm and trusted Nate Silver.
Yes, and I had a big smile on my face.
Big sigh of relief
I had to go to bed ca. 11:30 EST, when things were still a bit chaotic but seemed decisive for Obama. Had I stayed up for the denouement, I would have bawled my eyes out, I know.
I gnashed my teeth and tore out my hair!
I saw that Obama was ahead in Colorado and knew he'd win it from the locations of the votes reported, and realized he would win regardless of what happened in Ohio, Florida or Virginia, which hadn't been called. I had a quiet feeling of relief, and told my partner, and we went to bed.
After a couple hours I woke up, checked the returns and saw how Ohio and Virginia had gone over. And then I choked up.
For all the sadness, frustration and anger I feel and have felt as an American citizen, I am an American. I am proud of the country's foundational order and, ultimately, I feel united with my countrymen. With this reelection, as with many other events in my life, I felt that the better spirit we share lifted us. Not that I believe that people who voted for Romney are evil or unAmerican; that's what separates us from many of them. But in this case what is better for all of us came through.
And, beyond this, I trust and respect Mr. Obama more firmly than I have any other president in my lifetime. I believe he has had a reality-based world-view, a sense of the need to hear all sides, a commitment to a long-term strategy, a determination to fulfill good policy, and a grounding of humility towards his work that has set him apart from his predecessors.
Kennedy announced a Real-Politik change. Johnson set the country on a path to fairness internally while foundering in foreign affairs. NIxon (who I loathed as a person and politician) continued it. All three suffered the consequences of their hubris and personal flaws. Ford made his choice to end political upheaval at the cost of his election. Carter failed because his capacity and personality failed to match his vision. Reagan was a disaster; the Wizard of Oz as president set a terrible model but in his own mind he adhered to the three or four core beliefs he held. Bush I was a functionary whose personal arrogance kept him detached from the people. Clinton was brilliant and right on policy but could not separate himself from the game and his appetites showed a hollowness that could never be filled. Bush II was a fool and a usurper whose familial arrogance played out in ways that dangerously hurt the country.
And on the other hand there is Obama. I hope his second term allows his patience to be rewarded, because this country needs it.
Am in the West Coast. Only when I saw Ohio being announced did I start to tear up. Felt like this was the happiest day of 2012!
They tried to suppress our votes but this was a victory for the people who have been kicked around too long!!
I was a nervous nelly throughout the early evening as Obama trailing in electorial votes. When all the networks declared him the winner, I was exhausted from my own nervousness. Yes, I cried, cried for a better, kinder and gentler America.
yes. i knew we would win (thanks nate!) but was still scared they would cheats and rig the votes in ohio.
during his speech when he included us i cried much, much, harder though. *that* was a watershed moment- the first president to embrace and support us, and even get reelected because of it!
Yes. Not as much as I cried in 2008, but there were definite tears of joy and relief.
in 2006, when Claire McCaskill won her first Senate race and assured that control would flip, my husband and I cheered. We did it again Tuesday.
I cried when Elizabeth Warren won.
I bawled like a baby when it was clear marriage equality had won in ME and MD.
The Voice of the Night
Still cry every time I think of all the folks who stood in line for hours, in he cold, even after states had been called, to make it clear that they were Not going to have their votes suppressed.
I didn't cry, but I did feel a huge sense of relief and happiness.
I teared up when he walked on stage with his family at McCormick Place in Chicago. I thought "His daughters are so grown!" and then the waterworkds started, partly because I knew that seeing a happy, black family in the white house makes tons of freepers angry.
The Barack Obama Facebook page put up a picture of the President and Michelle hugging with the caption "Four More Years" about as soon as the election was called, and that turned me into a blubbering moron.
The Voice of the Night
Yes, I did cry. At the relief of the win of a fair, decent man over the threat of a craven, venal liar. And at the triumph of the better part of America over the lesser instincts of the supporters of that liar.
Yes, I cried for the economic disaster going to befall us, for all those jobless with even less chance of finding work in the next 4 years, for all those companies (including mine) which will be forces to close their doors under Obama, for the out of control gas prices, for the angering of our foreign allies, for Social Security going broke and being stolen from each individual and for the looming inflation wish will cause each and every one of us major pain.
The stock market has shown how they feel about 4 more years of Obama. So yes, I did cry and for many many reasons.
No, I did not cry. Relieved as hell. Thankful as all get out. Hopeful for our country, my faith cautiously restored. (It was dashed in 2004 when I thought America was OVER.) I think I was just too tired and emotionally wrung out to cry.
I cried tears of joy watching Romney concede.
Tear of utter fucking ecstatic schadenfreude, alternated with me flipping the middle finger at the TV and yelling "WHERE'S YOUR GOD NOW, ROMNEY?"
I didn't cry, but I was thrilled. And not just because of what it means for the gay community.
Yes, and Mitt and I will be crying all the way to the bank in the Cayman Islands where we have our big kitty hidden.
I also cried because my pussy stank SO badly.
And you OWE IT ALL TO WOMEN!!!
I did cry a couple of times he was giving his acceptance speech.
He was on fire that night and I was relieved but also so proud that he is our President.
[quote]And you OWE IT ALL TO NON-WHITE WOMEN!!!
Fixed it for you, R23. The majority of white women voted for Romney (56% Romney, 42% Obama).
I did. The world will thankfully never know what a terrible bullet it dodged that day.
42% of white women is still pretty good.
Another cry-baby in the house. How happy I was.
I didn't cry. I was actually pretty toasted when I saw the announcement. I kind of went on a rant against what a pos Romney had been during the campaign and then just sat glued to the tv watching the Obama's and Biden's.
I still feel totally elated over his win.
R17, Over the past four years the stock market is up by 2/3rds. I think I'll take that record over four days of trading.
College educated single white women loves them some negro president. The sluts.
It was single women.
New research reveals Barack Obama owes his re-election victory to the unmarried women who turned out in their millions to vote for him.
Nearly a quarter of the voters in Tuesday's election were unmarried women – and Obama captured more than two-thirds of their votes.
I cried with relief, but the desire to move to Canada is still strong with me.
I giggled and then googled Ted Nugent to see if he was dead or in jail yet.
We're waiting Nuge.
No - I screamed with righteous power!
"And not just because of what it means for the gay community"
[quote]Still cry every time I think of all the folks who stood in line for hours, in he cold, even after states had been called, to make it clear that they were Not going to have their votes suppressed.
Oh, shut the fuck up, Mother Teresa.
Yes, multiple times. Love this guy!
Me, too. And when I saw that video of the President thanking the staff,when HE teared up.
John Kerry received a greater percentage of the popular vote (48.3%) than Mitt Romney (47.9%)
You're an idiot. So what if Obama supports gay? He can't get you jobs. You are gonna have a great time the next four years with a rotten economy.
I would rather NOT be able to go in the army and NOT be able to get married AND have a GOOD job than this shit will get with Obama.
He's no friend of yours.
I can't wait for you 'mos who all think Obama is giving you UHC to find out you'll have to pay for your AIDS meds anyway. Well except for the 90% of 'mos who have HIV and are on SS anyway.
No, because I knew that the fix was in.
At least this time I'm happier with this fix.
Tin Hat Timmy
R41, your halitosis is as disgusting as your homophobia. Thrilled to see you gnashing your gray teeth in Pee Tardy land!
[quote] Nearly a quarter of the voters in Tuesday's election were unmarried women – and Obama captured more than two-thirds of their votes.
THANK YOU, OLD MAIDS!!!
I'm worried now, while I voted on social issues, I sorta think OK, now what;s the use in equal rights when I'm living outta a dumpster.
Obama has a disastrous track record when it comes to the economy, he was one of the leading supports of the CRA, which was a major reason behind the whole economic downturn in the first place.
I am sorta worried, hopefully unduly.
Didn't cry. Whopped for joy, though.
Still deeply satisfied. And very proud of this country (most of it, anyway).
Yes and then again when they showed the celebration on Maine for Marriage Equailty and then in Maryland...Happy tears all of them.
nice to see that I wasnt the only mess
[quote]You're an idiot. So what if Obama supports gay? He can't get you jobs. You are gonna have a great time the next four years with a rotten economy.
Haven't you heard "moocher"? Government doesn't create jobs, businesses and the top 1% do!
I'm STILL crying.
I think I was just smilling and feeling happy, I believe I cried the first time he was elected.
If you're worried about jobs, then you should start emailing your House Rep. THOSE are the fuckers who have blocked EVERYTHING. The Prez was actually trying to get a budget and stimulus going but the fucking Rethugs in the House keep saying no. Like they always do.
Instead of bashing on the Prez, r41, maybe you should be bashing on the idiots in the House FIRST. THEY are the ones blocking any jobs bills.
We don't care what r41 says, 52.
His shit is broken and he just doesn't know it yet.
He'll be committing suicide soon enough.
My House Rep (Carolyn Maloney, D-NY) was re-elected, as was my hot Senator, Kirstin Gillibramd (D-NY)
Cry? Heck no, I cheered with the rest of the crowd I was watching the election returns with.
I'm a guy and I didn't cry ... until I saw that Tammy Duckworth beat Joe Walsh, and did so by 10 points.
Her victory - along with those of Tammy Baldwin and Elizabeth Warren - kept me smiling all night.
Yes, I cried with pure joy and exiliration.
No, I'm not a big flouncing ball of estrogen. I did hoot and cheer though.
I second R58
[quote]THANK YOU, OLD MAIDS!!!
[quote]Obama has a disastrous track record when it comes to the economy
Actually, this is not true, as Obama's record is better than his predecessor's, for example. We've seen the creation of nearly vie million new private sector jobs since the economy hit bottom. We've seen the economy go from hemorrhaging jobs, in total free-fall,to turning around to creating jobs again. We've seen a slow but steady recovery, albeit one that's blocked time and time again by the intransigence of congressional Republicans. Had they acted as they have in previous recessions, the unemployment rate would be almost a full percentage point lower and we'd have roughly 1.7 million additional jobs. We've seen a stimulus package that created or saved roughly 3 million jobs.
So tell me again about this "disastrous" track record of Obama's, won't you? The worst you can say about Obama is that he underestimated the severity of the downturn, which is true: he did. The worst you can say about his opponent is that he wanted to return us to policies that led to the economic meltdown in the first place. I know which one I'd pick.
[quote]he was one of the leading supports of the CRA, which was a major reason behind the whole economic downturn in the first place
Utter nonsense. The Community Reinvestment Act had absolutely nothing to do with the economic meltdown. Firstly, nothing in the CRA requires that banks write bad loans. Nothing. Secondly, roughly 75% of the loans that were at the heart of the foreclosure crisis were from institutions that weren't covered by the CRA. Thirdly, the real problem with the meltdown wasn't the foreclosure crisis, it was the financial instruments built on top of those bad loans, where each loan was leveraged as much as 40 to 1. A $200 billion foreclosure issue is damaging and is clearly a problem. An $8 trillion loss from those bad financial instruments? That's a fucking crisis and it has nothing to do with the CRA.
Next time, please educate yourself before you vote and before you post here.
[quote]You're an idiot.
Oh, the irony....
[quote]So what if Obama supports gay?
Supports gay what? Oh, and to quite a few of us, fundamental civil rights are, in fact, important. It doesn't matter in this case, of course, since Obama is clearly better on all issues, not just on social issues.
[quote]He can't get you jobs.
Five million private sector jobs and counting, better than Bush did in 8 years. Did you have a point to make?
[quote]You are gonna have a great time the next four years with a rotten economy.
Actually, had you been paying attention, you might have noticed that the economy is slowly recovering.
[quote]I would rather NOT be able to go in the army and NOT be able to get married AND have a GOOD job than this shit will get with Obama.
Fortunately, you don't have to make that choice, as you can get all of the above. I will simply note that you did not even list, and cannot defend, Romney's economic policies.
[quote]He's no friend of yours.
Well, no, not personally. He's just a decent President, certainly far better than his opponent would have been.
[quote]I can't wait for you 'mos who all think Obama is giving you UHC to find out you'll have to pay for your AIDS meds anyway. Well except for the 90% of 'mos who have HIV and are on SS anyway.
Thank you so much for confirming that you're an ignorant bigot. It always makes our lives easier to know that we can laugh at your ignorance without pitying you.
Oh, and back on topic, no, I didn't cry. I did let out one hell of a yell, though, and a deep, deep sigh of relief. And whooped and hollered again when I realized that the Senate candidates were doing so well and that we'd actually increase the lead there.
I still had to do some nailbiting while waiting for the results of the Washington same-sex marriage referendum, though.
I yelled, laughed, clapped and teared up a little. Nothing compared to the mess I was in 2008 but this election was important.
Despite the overt racist attacks and the seemingly inexhaustible supply of dog whistles during this election, the President won a decisive victory with a clear mandate for his policies.
Once could be brushed aside by fuckwitted Republican bigots as a fluke. Twice? That's a PRESIDENT.
Barack Obama, two-term President of the United States. Looks good.
Why hasn't the 'mos troll been banned?
I cried in 2008 and exhaled and unclenched this year. I did get teary eyed over Elizabeth Warren's win. And I got verklempt when I saw the President thanking his team and getting teared up.
I'm crying now, as we go into another recession. But of course, it's always someone else's fault.
I cried when Sasha told her father to acknowlege the people behind him and the family all turned around and waved. I wonder how all those creepy neo-cons and Teabaggers could look at that and still think he's the Devil. I think there is no better example of "family values" than the Obama family.
I bawled like a baby when the Ohio returns started coming in. When it was all over, my mom called and we cried on the phone together. We were one hot, happy mess.
>>The stock market has shown how they feel about 4 more years of Obama.
Have you been living under a rock?
I sighed with relief. Finally, Obama doesn't have to live in the shadow of Bush anymore. He's now free to blame himself for the previous four years of failure.
Au contraire, r71. 49% of Americans still think that George W is to blame for our economic woes. Choke on those sour grapes, Freeper.